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A chance to go beyond the headlines with the World Affairs Council, engage the most critical global issues of our day and connect to the ideas that lead to change. World Affairs offers a forum where diverse audiences engage in critical issues that inform their actions. Policymakers, business executives, philanthropists, academics, students, civic leaders and an attentive public join in World Affair’s programs to listen, learn, discuss and debate - deepening understanding and finding solutions. We want to hear from you! Please take part in a quick survey to tell us how we can improve our podcast.

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Title: 280 Characters or Less: Leadership and Governance in the Age of Social Media

280 Characters or Less: Leadership and Governance in the Age of Social Media

April 9th, 2019

Globally, social media is playing an increasingly important role in politics. Not only does it determine our political discussions, it has transformed… Go to Episode

We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages and Ransom

April 2nd, 2019

While some nations are willing to pay ransom to terrorists in order to free hostages, the US and Britain do not negotiate. As a result, a high number… Go to Episode

Shoshana Zuboff: Surveillance Capitalism: How Silicon Valley Profits from Tracking Us

March 26th, 2019

In the modern age of Facebook, Google, and smart devices, most of us are under 24-hour surveillance. These data points are collected by large tech companies… Go to Episode

Susan Lund and Laura Tyson: Globalization in Transition: High-Skilled Labor is Now the Holy Grail

March 19th, 2019

While trade wars have been dominating headlines, globalization’s impact on labor has gone largely unnoticed. Global trade now favors more knowledge-intensive… Go to Episode